Walker Bay Art Gallery — acrylic on canvas — 50x40cm – click to enlarge
Peter Wooldridge hails from Krugersdorp, a mining town situated in the West Rand district of Gauteng Province, South Africa.
After attending the Johannesburg School of Arts, in 1965 Peter obtained a Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Witwatersrand, where he was voted Student of the Year.
He initially followed a career as a Graphic designer, working for a number of top advertising agencies and produced for a number of the leading industrial and commercial entities such as Hewlett Packard and Rand Mines Limited.
Later he began to concentrate full-time on his art and has established a unique style of painting, using various natural mediums. His work has been exhibited by the top galleries in Johannesburg and Pretoria and graces the walls of many private collections, including that of the late industrialist Marino Chiavelli (See 13 Images, or click here for Flickr slideshow).
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Make your next fishing trip an eco-friendly one
If you’re reading this, it can be assumed that you love to fish. But perhaps this is the first time you’ve stopped to consider that you can do it in a way that’s kinder to the environment.
“Keep an eye out for sensitive flora and other natural elements”
If this is the case, then please continue to find out how you can make your next fishing trip an eco-friendly one.
Your fishing trip starts by packing your tackle box and it is here where your eco-friendly efforts should start as well. Get rid of all – or most – of your lead equipment and purchase biodegradable bait and line products instead. If your search for these proves unsuccessful, opt for fishing gear made from tin.
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The couple that works together stays together
For many couples, heading off to work each day offers a much-needed respite from the pressures of home life. But being apart all day can be a drain on the relationship.
“The couple that works together stays together”
More and more couples are looking for opportunities to work together professionally as well as domestically. If you and your partner are among that group, read on for a few ideas for working together as a twosome.
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Mayan Hot Chocolate Winter warmer – Image: Foodista
Summer is well and truly gone. That probably became obvious when you had to pile on some extra blankets to not shiver yourself to sleep.
Winter can be wonderful, with its call for hot chocolate and staying in with a book. But cosiness has a cost, which you’ll see reflected on your energy bill at the end of the month.
Here are some tips to keep your energy usage down, while still keeping your environment toasty.
Mind that geyser
A big energy guzzler in your home is your geyser. There are a few things here you can do to make it more efficient.
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The terrified wedding party with Star Wars Imperial AT-AT Walkers coming behind . . Yikes! — click to enlarge
We’ve all heard of Star Wars the movie. How about Star Wars the wedding?
“So for all you Star Wars fans, this ones for you”
– Little Blue Lemon
The intrepid couple pictured here commissioned Toronto-based Little Blue Lemon to create a very special wedding photo – being chased down the street by a terrifying squadron of Star Wars Imperial AT-AT Walkers.
As can be seen from the pics that follow they really threw themselves into the role with enthusiasm.
Apparently, the meme was started by one Quinn Miller, 22, who produced a digitally put together image of a wedding party in Louisiana being chased by a huge T-Rex. Incredibly, the shot was taken in just one shoot lasting 2 minutes.
After Quinn shared the photo on Facebook, things went viral and the pic has now spread across the internet (6 images).
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Chief Big Eagle of the Sioux Indians circa 1862
Native Americans are a proud, fascinating and diverse group of people.
Though there are hundreds of stories told of their proficiency in battle, unforgivable treatment at the hands of white settlers and fables of their nature-based spiritualism, there aren’t nearly enough shared that comment on their contributions to Americans’ modern experience.
Mostly lost to time, the origins of thousands of products, techniques and skills are nonetheless attributable to Native acumen. It’s important for all Americans to recognize the amazing gifts the Chickasaw, Sioux, Apache, Cherokee and other tribes gave in the form of food, tools, medicine and ideas.
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Cape Town is an ideal destination for any family interested in outdoor sports and adventure.
There’s so much for families to do in and around Cape Town that you’ll be spoilt for choice
The activities on offer in this most beautiful area of South Africa include everything from diving, golf and water sports to climbing, hiking and abseiling.
Just don’t forget to take out the right level of travel insurance before heading out for the family adventure of a lifetime.
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The sun dips behind the Kogelberg mountains at sunset on the Bot River Estuary – click to enlarge
It’s 17:53pm as the sun dips behind the Kogelberg mountain range.
The windless and warm conditions and the absolute silence magnify the beauty of the Bot River Estuary.
This estuarine system lies on the eastern border of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve on the Southern tip of Africa.
5 Tests to help choose the right real estate agent
Most sellers will end up choosing an estate agent that charges the lowest fee or one that offers the highest valuation. However, as some of you may know, neither of these criteria should ever be used to select an estate agent.
“You need to use a little truth serum to get prospective real estate agents to come clean.”
– Becki Saltzman
Aside from the obvious requirements, like a valid Fidelity Fund Certificate (FFC), without which an agent may not legally operate, there are a several essential traits to look for in an real estate agent.
Before you put your home on the market, or sign a mandate and agree to a marketing plan, here are 5 tests you can apply to your shortlist of candidates to help you sort the wheat from the chaff:
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Piekniek-vlieers — oil on canvas 50 x 40cm – click to enlarge
I recently came accross the work of Alexis Bester, a full-time local artist, who lives and works on a farm near Tulbagh at the foot of the Witzenberg Mountains.
From the website kunste huijs:
His medium is mainly oil paint on either board or canvas. He draws his composition in charcoal and adds preliminary shades and colour by mixing paint and turpentine. The painting is then allowed to dry before he starts to work through the painting, applying paint only and mixing colours as needed. Alexis primarily uses flat brushes, but also uses round brushes, pallet knives and his fingers.
His work portrays a vivid imagination, the skillful use of bright colour and shadow, and an interesting combination of perspective with geometric forms. There is a gilded thread of vitality and energy and a playful, uplifting and child-like vision that sees mystery and wonder in the everyday experience (See 15 Images, or click here for Flickr slideshow).
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